There are many luxury ski resorts in France and the best of these attract skiers from around the world, lured into the resorts by the powder and après ski. France has some of the best Alpine skiing in Europe and the French food certainly makes a holiday in the country worthwhile. Whether you are a seasoned skier or a beginner looking for the best crêperie, there will be the perfect French resort for you.
Les Arcs ski holidays, for example, are increasingly popular with British tourists, drawn in by long runs and great accommodation. The resort, which is situated at both 1600 and 1800, overlooks the town of Bourg-St-Maurice. The resort competes with some of the most luxurious skiing areas in Europe and has recently been linked with the neighbouring resort of La Plagne. The total ski area of Paradiski, the two areas combined, is now one of the largest in France. The impressive Vanoise Express cable car has linked the two areas, offering another 225km of fantastic piste country. Now skiers can gain access to two peaks of more than 3,000m, three glaciers, 420km of piste and 175 ski lifts. The resort itself is separated into three levels: Arc 1800 has a good selection of shops and restaurants and is a firm favourite with families. Intermediate and advanced skiers should head for Arc 2000 where you can find the more advanced slopes.
Another star of the French skiing scene is Courchevel. The premier resort attracts the rich and famous from around the world. The shopping and après ski in the area is legendary. The bars in 1850, including Piggy’s and Bar Le Jump, are crowded with both seasonaires and Chanel clad skiers. Whether you are a Roxy girl or a huge fan of Henri Duvillard, there will be somewhere for you to hang out in Courchevel. As the resort spans several areas there is a huge choice of accommodation, from budget to luxury chalet. The many slopes offering a huge variety of skiing opportunities and every level of ability is represented. Whether you fancy off piste or a blue run, you will find that Courchevel has everything you need.
Article by: Gintaras Jovaisas